The impressions related in this article were obtained while ashore with landing force in Ceiba and Puerto Cortez, Honduras, during the recent revolution in that country.
The forces were from the U. S. S. Marietta, commanded by Commander G. F. Cooper. U. S. N., the U. S. S. Tacoma, commanded by Commander A. H. Davis, U. S. N., and H. B. M. S. Mliant, commanded by Captain Woolcombe, R. N.
At Ceiba the landing forces were not combined, each force had is own barrack, but as the barracks were within 75 yards of each other, and the men were doing the same work there was ample opportunity to compare them.
At Puerto Cortez, Honduras, Lieutenant M. B. F. Colvile, R. N., an excellent officer, and I had our forces in the same barrack, and as the officers stood watch and watch for six days, the officer on watch being in command of both forces, the opportunity for comparison was excellent.